My week in Honduras forever changed my life.
Every morning I experienced the same overwhelming feeling to touch each smiling face. Many of us held on to these little ones. My friend, Krystal made a lasting impression on one young boy named, Carlos.
Every morning Carlos, and a few others met the bus carrying a load of excited missionaries, with set minds to work for Christ with all we had–with every breath that we would breathe that day.
Every morning we smiled big smiles, knowing only a smattering of words in the Spanish language, but knowing a smile says muchos!
Every morning we prayed for our protection, as well as theirs. Some traveled further–some stayed longer. All dug their lives into our hearts.
For a week, my “every morning” routine was altered. Forever it seems. Waiting at the top of the hill, ready to carry our burdens were the children. When it should have been the opposite. We were the ones there to work. We were the one there to make a lasting impact. However, the lessons they taught us penetrated at such depth of soul, they will never be forgotten. At the top of the hill.
At the top of another hill, much further back in time stood One among three. Only the One could carry your burdens and mine. 1 Peter 5:7 says to “cast all your cares anxieties and worries on Him for He cares for you.” (my paraphrase)
The children were fulfilling the Word without even knowing it, simply by caring for us. They wanted to help us every day–in every way. They had not even known us but 2 days and already they had the desire to “help”.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV
At the cross, at the top of the hill hung the One who gave all to carry your burdens, heartaches and troubles once and for all. You never have to stoop to pick them up again.
Will you travel with me? Up to the top of the hill to lay them down? Once and for all.
I invite you to pray this prayer with me today.
“Dear Lord Jesus, my heart is so heavy, feeling so broken with all the burdens of life that I have tried to carry so long by myself. Thank you for showing me today that we both don’t have to carry this load…when one of us is You. You are my burden bearer. I realize that now. Thank you for giving your Life for mine. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins as I realize I am lost without You in my life. As I shift this load of heaviness on to You, help me not try to reclaim any of my past by my thoughts or deeds. Show me the freedom You have just given me! Help me to have a desire to learn of Your ways by reading Your Word. Help me to follow Your path and not try to make my own. I want Your desires to be my desires. I love You Jesus. Thank You for this gift of new life in You! I give You my all. In Your holy name I pray, Amen.”
Friend, if you prayed that prayer today, let me know. We want to lift you up daily in prayer. May the Word illuminate your life as you dig in to know Him more!
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